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Aeropostal To Begin FLL-VLN 07Mar07  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33278 posts, RR: 71
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2823 times:

Aeropostal, in what they say is a response to American Airlines' new Miami-Valencia flight, will begin non-stop service between Fort Lauderdale and Valencia on 7 March 2007. Flights are not yet bookable. News release:

http://www.diariolavoz.net/seccion.asp?pid=18&sid=439¬id=204673

No idea how this effects plans to fly Fort Lauderdale-Maracaibo.

It is interesting to see this sudden "war" going on at Valencia. A few years ago, Valencia was performing so poorly for Aeropostal that the Miami non-stops only operated during the summer and Christmas, going via Maracaibo 75% of the year. Now, switch to 2007, and Aerpostal is dumping Miami-Maraciabo non-stops, and next month will be flying Miami-Valencia 11x a week. Add AA and VH's new FLL service, and Valencia will have triple the service to South Florida that larger Maracaibo does.


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User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2575 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2804 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Thread starter):
It is interesting to see this sudden "war" going on at Valencia. A few years ago, Valencia was performing so poorly for Aeropostal that the Miami non-stops only operated during the summer and Christmas, going via Maracaibo 75% of the year. Now, switch to 2007, and Aerpostal is dumping Miami-Maraciabo non-stops, and next month will be flying Miami-Valencia 11x a week. Add AA and VH's new FLL service, and Valencia will have triple the service to South Florida that larger Maracaibo does.

I can't quite explain the demise of MAR but VLN it's very understandable due to the collapsed bridge in the highway linking CCS with Caracas. People from VLN would drive 2.5 hours to CCS in order to take the flights there, but now that the same trip can take between 4 and 6 hours,the VLN flights have seen a rise in demand.

MAR demise might be related to Copa's new service and the increase of capacity by AA (738 -> 757). People working in Copa have told me that they expect MAR to go daily and upgraded to 73G very soon. Right now it's very common to see CM sub in a 73G for its MAR flights.

Saludos desde Caracas,
Luis


User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3420 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2779 times:

will this become part of the NK codeshare at FLL????

User currently offlineCivilav From Mexico, joined Oct 2004, 391 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2719 times:

Quoting Luisde8cd (Reply 1):
can't quite explain the demise of MAR

There is, frankly, no such "demise of Maracaibo"... the only demise we see here is that of Aeropostal whose true performance is abysmal compared to AA or CM.
Indeed, as I posted over two months ago, Maracaibo is set to go daily by summer 2007 as far as Copa is concerned with punctual, efficient and competitive services in addition to a host of destinations. In Florida alone, they are the best alternative so far from Maracaibo to Orlando.

It would be interesting to see what will happen to Aeropostal when American enters the market in true force in Valencia and their monopolistic position ends... they will then start complaining of overcapacity, unfair competition.. you name it !! All "à la Ramiz".

Greetings from Cancun.


User currently offlineErikgnoha From Venezuela, joined Jun 2006, 214 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

Wow, great news for VLN. An impressive increase in the international flights for this airport. I hope this can be done. However VLN really needs another terminal, to accommodate for people and improve the waiting area and checking area. As MAH4546 a little war has started between VH and AA in Venezuela.


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